I saw this picture the other day. ⬆
It made me think.
What if we obsessed about the things we loved about ourselves? When exactly is the last time you did that? When was the last time you looked at yourself and admired something about yourself?
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and the first thing you thought was, “Gosh, I am beautiful,” and not, “Ugh. Gosh, I really need to change or fix or lose or gain or apply more”?
I get it! Really.
I work in a mirror 12 hours a day. I’m literally within sight of myself all day long, five days a week. I can easily catch every “imperfection,” every “flaw” every single time I look up from my client.
I don’t want to do that. It’s miserable.
This life is hard enough, friends. It is so much easier and so much more enjoyable when we are putting our best, most real, more vulnerable selves forward. It takes courage to think differently than we’ve been trained to.
But there is so much freedom in that courage. There is so much lightness and joy.
Here, let me start.
I love my eyes. Sometimes, I see them in certain lights and I am continuously shocked at how beautiful I think they are and that they are mine!!
I totally love the way my cheeks shape when I smile. They fill and define, and I just notice they feel so pretty. It makes me want to smile more.
You know what’s more wild than what I just typed? That it feels uncomfortable for me to tell you those things, to write on paper something about myself that feels beautiful, to be vulnerable.
What the HECK. It actually irritates me that it’s uncomfortable. I need to work everyday to rewire my thinking. We all do. We need to learn to be obsessed with the things we love about ourselves and not about the things we are told we shouldn’t like.
Baby steps, friends.
I think we all need this reminder. I think we all need this permission. I think we all need to continuously find love for ourselves … as much and as often as possible. I think the more we practice, the better we will do.
To practice, to finding ourselves beautiful, and to being happy, joyous and free … xoxo,